Ahh New Year & new homework. It's been challenging for our kids to get back into the homework routine. We've been hearing a lot of "I hate math" & "I hate reading". Grumble grumble. I think it's more about the long holiday break, late nights, sleepovers, family holiday gatherings and friends' parties....all things fun filled the air for weeks.
We've been giving a lot of encouragement this week. Even trying to remain patient when one child needed a homework break for a few hours. A little inspirational quote to help motivate:
"You can have whatever you are willing to struggle for"
I suppose that the habit of study isn't too unlike the habit of eating well. Although I watch what I eat and try to be careful, there certainly isn't a shortage of indulgence. The holidays have brought an over abundance of gluttony and now I try to balance out a little bit with some healthy fare. This fresh recipe is gluten free and fresh.
Pomegranate Orange Quinoa Salad
- 2 cups Quinoa
- 1 orange
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- salt to taste
Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Place quinoa in a large bowl.
Peel & slice the orange into 1//2" pieces. Add to the quinoa.
Add celery, pomegranate, orange juice and salt. Toss to coat and serve